March 1, 2022
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your continued support during this school year. After a successful Winter Term on campus, we are all looking forward to a restful and well-deserved Spring Break.
As we close out the Winter Term and look ahead to the upcoming Spring Term, I'd like to provide you with important updates pertaining to our on-campus health policies and our return to campus at the end of March:
- In light of the New York State Governor's announcement on Sunday, February 27, and in accordance with the recent face mask guidance from the CDC, Trinity-Pawling will shift to a mask optional policy effective on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
- Students and faculty are encouraged to wear masks if they are more comfortable doing so, but masks will no longer be a requirement on campus.
- As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the School's mask policies can and will change if the conditions of the virus in Dutchess County or the surrounding area worsens.
- We will continue to encourage conscientious health and wellness practices on campus for all community members, including frequent hand washing, hand sanitizing, and overall cleaning procedures.
- With regard to testing, the School will continue to encourage all community members to be tested for COVID-19 if they develop cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Prior to returning to campus after Spring Break, all students are strongly encouraged to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test to ensure their own health and safety, and the health and safety of their classmates, when arriving on campus.
Indeed, Trinity-Pawling has always been deliberate in nurturing the health of the community, whether it be in the dormitory, in the chapel, in the dining hall, in athletics, or in the classroom. It is this commitment that has compelled our response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of the entire School community, I would like to thank all students, faculty, parents, and families for closely following our health and safety protocols over the last several months. Your support and cooperation have allowed us to continue to prioritize the in-person learning experience while navigating this ever-changing journey of the 2021-2022 academic year.